Taylor (1 Apr 2011)
"Rapture Timing- May 2011"


 
CJ wrote with the Lord's revelation:
Just been studying and wanted to post my latest writings for whoever wants to read. I love you all, and we are so outta here!
  
These 4 verses (if read with Holy Spirit guidance) I believe, can conclude in one's spirit, what day our departure will take place.
 
The following 4 verses:
James 1:18
"Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of FIRST FRUITS of his creatures."
 
Psalms 126:6
"He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his SHEAVES with him."
 
Leviticus 23: 9-11
"And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the FIRST-FRUITS of your harvest unto the priest:
And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath, the priest shall wave it."
 
Deuteronomy 16:16
"Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the FEAST of UNLEAVENED BREAD, and in the FEAST OF WEEKS, and in the FEAST OF TABERNACLES: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty"
 
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James 1:18 clearly lets us know that we are a "spiritual" kind of first fruits of God.
 
We must be harvested in the process the agricultural first fruits were harvested.
 
3 steps of harvesting first fruits
1.) MARK first fruits
2.) GATHER first fruits
3.) WAVE first fruits
 
A spiritualistic parallel of this 3 step process would be:
1.) SEAL first fruits with the Holy Spirit
2.) GATHER first fruits in the catching away
3.) Wave (present) First Fruits in temple in Heaven
 
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The MARKING of the first fruits (first ripe grain of the field) "set apart" that grain from the rest of the crop in the field.
 
In the same manner, the sealing of the spiritual first fruits with the holy spirit (Ephesians 4:30) set us apart from the rest of the world (since Jesus said "the world is the field. Even though the first fruits are "marked/sealed"), they are still IN the world, but not OF the world, just like Jesus said of himself and how we should be as children of God.
 
The GATHERING of the first fruits is when they are all gathered up together, put in a bundle, and taken to the temple. The gathering of the spiritual First Fruits is when we are all "caught away" together, and taken to temple {in Heaven).
 
The PRESENTING of the first fruits is when they are "waved" before God, by the high priest. The presenting of the spiritual first fruits is when we are presented by Christ to his father as a worthy bride.
 
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Psalms 126:6 is ONE VERSE, that is broken down into the first and second coming of Jesus Christ.
"He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."
 
First Coming part:
"He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed"
 
This is prophetically/symbolically referring to Jesus coming as a humble, suffering, servant who wept (more than once).
 
As he came as a servant, he BORE precious seed.
 
This is referring to the children of God because Matthew 13:38 says:"The good SEED are the children of the kingdom.
 
"Matthew 13:37 says:"He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the SON OF MAN"
 
So, combining these two verses, we can conclude that we are the fruitful result of the seeds that Jesus had sown, at his FIRST COMING.
 
So, "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed" is talking about Jesus Christ sowing good seeds that would later produce the First Fruits of God. This happened at his FIRST ADVENT!
 
Now, lets look at the latter part of the verse:
 
"shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."
 
The latter of the verse is truly a polar opposite than the beginning. The beginning has him as a humble, seed sower.
 
The last part of the verse has him "COMING AGAIN" with "REJOICING" (not weeping), and his is bringing with him NOT THE SEEDS that he had sown, but fruitful PRODUCT of those seeds that he left behind!
 
See, the first part of the verse is referring to his First Coming, in weeping, to sow the seeds & the second part of the verse has him rejoicing (opposite of weeping) WITH his "sheaves", which are a product of sown seeds!
 
The only event that this could POSSIBLY be referring to is His/Christ's Armageddon triumph, with his Bride/Wife right with him. Meaning; we are his SHEAVES, the product of what he sowed. WoW!!!
 
Psalms 126:6 has dual meaning, talking about the first and second coming of Jesus, in context of the seeds of his first coming, and matured fruit that comes back him. He came first to sow seeds, so he could later return with his harvest. So, we are the "first fruit sheaves" of the Lord! There is no doubt!!!
 
Now, before Christ can return with His sheaves, He must first gather and present them to His Father in Heaven, according to the law of the First Fruits.
 
Jesus came to fulfill the law, not to abolish it!
 
So, Christ will gather his first fruits sheaf offering from the field (world), and according to the law of first fruits in Leviticus 23:9-11, after he REAPS HIS HARVEST, he must:
 
"THEN ye shall bring a SHEAF of the FIRST-FRUITS of your harvest unto the priest: "And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it."
 
Waving the agricultural first fruits of the sheaf unto God, is the spiritual last step of the 3 step process of PRESENTING the first fruits!
 
Since a sheaf in the Scriptures is used to typify a person or persons, we can only be presented according to the law of Leviticus on a certain day:
 
God gives us the EXACT DAY this must take place:
 
"on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it."
 
The day after the Sabbath, Jesus will present his first fruits sheaf offering (which is the church according James 1:18 & Psalms 126:6).
 
Meaning, the day of the rapture will be on Saturday morning here in the U.S.
 
So, "what Saturday" in America (morrow after the Sabbath in Israel)
 
What day will Jesus bring this sheaf offering to the temple in heaven?
 
Well, the last verse we must look at is:
 
Deuteronomy 16:16:
"Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the FEAST of UNLEAVENED BREAD, and in the FEAST OF WEEKS, and in the FEAST OF TABERNACLES"
 
God makes it clear that there are only 3 days out of the year that he will even ACCEPT an offering, must less a First Fruit offering.
 
So, when Jesus gathers up his sheaves (that he will later return with:
Psalms 126:6), he (according to the law, which he fulfills, not abolishes) must present them on one of the 3 days.
 
Meaning, the rapture of the bride of Christ can only occur on one of 3 days, according to his law of first fruits:
* Unleavened Bread
* Pentecost
* Tabernacles
 
The rapture WILL happen on ONE of these days.  Which one?
 
After God gives us the exact day OF THE WEEK the rapture must take place, he narrows it down to one of 3 days, which are the above 3 feasts.
 
So, we are either the First Fruits sheaf offering of the BARLEY or WHEAT. Which one?
 
Well, both barley and wheat have chaff that needs to be removed. The chaff of the wheat is much tougher than that of the barley's.
 
So, the "way in which" the chaff is removed makes it clear on which one represents the  taking of the Bride.
 
The barley is thrown into the air with a winnowing fork, and the "wind" separates the chaff from the barley, so it's rather easily separated.
 
The wind is symbolic of the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost as a "mighty rushing wind". The chaff of the barley is symbolic of the "flesh" of the body.  Flesh and blood cannot enter the kingdom of God, just like barley cannot be taken to the temple without the chaff being removed.
 
The chaff of the barley being removed by "wind" is symbolic of the flesh of the body being removed by the Holy Spirit (translated) at The Rapture, the glorification of our spiritual bodies.
 
The chaff of the wheat is much tougher, so it needs to literally be "threshed" or "broken down", which softens the wheat to make it presentable. This threshing machine they use to soften wheat is called a "tribulum", which is where we get the term tribulation.
 
The hardened hearts of the wheat will be threshed in and broken down in the spiritual tribulum, which will be the tribulation period after The Rapture.
 
So, which "way of harvesting" typifies the church being transformed into immortality?
 
There is no question, it is the BARLEY!
 
We are not threshed, or broken down, our hearts are already soft. So, the scripture explicitly teaches the body of Christ is the:
 
First Fruit Sheaf Offering of the Barley!!!!
 
When is the first fruit sheaf offering of the barley ordained to be taken to the temple?
 
One of the three days of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost or Tabernacles.
 
Let's eliminate Pentecost as a possibility, since we are the first fruits of the barley.
 
Exodus 34:22 states:  "And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of in-gathering at the year's end."
 
Pentecost (feast of weeks) is the first fruits of the WHEAT, NOT the barley. Pentecost is when the first fruits of the wheat are taken and presented, not the barley.
 
Since the barley harvest first fruits are taken in the Spring, that eliminates Tabernacles completely.
 
So, that only leaves one conclusion:
 
The feast of Unleavened Bread, on the day of first fruits (Christ's resurrection day) is the day that the first fruits of the barley are presented before God in the temple of heaven;
 
meaning it's the day the spiritual first fruits of the barley (bride of Christ)...Will be presented (waved) before God, in the temple of God in heaven, by our high priest Jesus during the feast of Unleavened Bread, on first fruits!!!
 
When is the rapture?
 
It's clear in scripture if you study, you will find yourself worthy to know:
 
It will occur on the day of First Fruits, the same day Christ rose from the dead!
 
Christ represents the "wave sheaf offering" that was presented on First Fruits.
 
If Christ is the HEAD, and we are the BODY, making us ONE...Then how could the head be a barley sheaf, and the body NOT be a barley sheaf? AMEN!!?
 
So, God even makes it more specific when The Rapture will be when he inspires Paul to write "in the twinkling of an eye"...
 
Which in the Jewish reckoning of time, is SUNSET, the exact moment LIGHT switches over to DARKNESS!!
 
The same moment that the physical day LEAVES, the Children of the DAY will leave. Physical darkness immediately takes over, and the prince of darkness is unleashed.
 
The physical transition of light to darkness is SUNSET!
 
The spiritual transition of light to darkness is The Rapture, which will happen at SUNSET, “twinkling of an eye” time.
 
It will be the sunset, JERUSALEM TIME, not anywhere else.
 
So...The day of the week of the rapture - SATURDAY!
 
The day of the year of the rapture - FIRST FRUITS of UNLEAVENED BREAD!
 
The moment of the rapture – SUNSET, JERUSALEM TIME!
 
The year of the rapture -- NOT CLEAR IN SCRIPTURE but pretty obvious that Israel's birthday; 1948 + 70 is 2018 - 7 is 2011) that 2011 is the year!
 
So, April 23rd, 2011, Saturday morning, a little after 10:00 P.M MDT (This is in America of course)!
 
See you then!
 
I feel totally, 100%, without a shadow of doubt (NOT JUST FALSE HOPE) convicted by the Spirit of God that The Rapture of the Bride of Christ will occur on the Feast of First Fruits!
 
One huge lie/deception from the pits of hell is that nobody can know when The Rapture is going to occur and that it is found nowhere in scripture whatsoever.
 
Matthew 24:36 ("but of THAT day an hour knoweth no man") has NOTHING to do with the catching away of the Saints. The Rapture revelation was not given to the Jewish people.
 
The entire chapter of Matthew 24 is Jesus' answer to the JEWS question about the "end of the age" and the "sign of His coming".
 
It would be nonsense for Jesus to tell the JEWS, who were ASKING about His second coming, that nobody can know when The Rapture is going to occur.
 
There is no connection between the catching away/glorification of the saints at the end of the CHURCH AGE and Matthew 24, BEFORE the church age has even began!
 
Jesus said "but of THAT DAY”. How in the world could "that day" be referring to a day that would be revealed by Paul, who was not even an apostle of the Lord yet? It's utterly ridiculous!
 
What has this belief in this false connection produced?
 
It has produced an idea that we should not even bother with the return of the Lord, because we cannot know anyway. 
 
Christians don't watch mostly because of this very connection...
 
The bottom line is:  Jesus nor anyone else, EVER said we could not know even the exact MOMENT of the rapture, none-the-less the day.
 
Paul explicitly explained:  "In the twinkling of an eye" and in the Jewish reckoning of time (which the apostle Paul was clearly aware of being a former Pharisee himself and well rehearsed in the law), this statement is a Jewish idiom if you will, for the exact moment the day switches over to darkness. 
 
It is called "twilight" or "sunset", Jerusalem time!
 
At sunset, PHYSICAL light is separated from PHYSICAL darkness!
 
At the rapture, SPIRITUAL light is separated from SPIRITUAL darkness!
 
On the 4th day of the 7 days of creation, God separated LIGHT from DARKNESS!!
 
How does the 4th day of Creation, where God separated physical light from physical darkness relate to The Rapture?
 
Well, the 7 days of Creation parallel the 7 days of Unleavened bread!!!  The 4th day of Unleavened Bread this year is the MORROW AFTER THE SABBATH, (FIRST FRUITS)!!!!!!!
 
The 4th day of creation when God "separated PHYSICAL light from PHYSICAL darkness" is symbolic of the 4th day of Unleavened Bread when God will "separate SPIRITUAL light from SPIRITUAL darkness"
 
This spiritual separation of light and darkness is the light of the world (church) being taken out of the world on the 4th day of Unleavened Bread!!!
 
The presentation of the barley on first fruits was the MORROW OF THE SABBATH, beginning of Nisan 18!
 
So, the 4th day of Unleavened Bread that has the first fruits on the feast of first fruits must be on Saturday/Sunday!!!
 
In 2011, the 4th day Unleavened Bread makes first fruits fall on the biblical "morrow after the sabbath"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
It's not in 2012!
 
The 4th is when God separated light from darkness is Genesis and the 4th day again (Unleavened Bread) is when God will do it again...
 
This fits for 2011!! Being the 4th day falling on the day after the Sabbath!!!!!!!!!
 
The "second" the church (light of world) is removed, the SPIRITUAL DARKNESS will immediately consume the earth.
 
What occurrence symbolizes this??
 
TWILIGHT -- The exact moment the physical DAY turns into physical DARKNESS!
 
We are children of the DAY, not DARKNESS, we cannot be here while the day is in the dark period (after sunset), we leave RIGHT BEFORE darkness hits (sunset happens)!
 
This 4th day is the Feast of First Fruits of the 7 days of Unleavened Bread that falls on Saturday/Sunday, just like the exact moment/day Jesus was resurrected with OT saints, the NT saints will be also!!!
 
We CAN know the exact DAY, and HOUR!
 
Day:
Feast of First Fruits!
Why? We are a "kind of first fruits".
 
The wheat is the second harvest, AFTER the barley.
Meaning, the church is harvested, THEN the nation of Israel is harvest during tribulation.
 
The church is then for a fact the FIRST FRUITS of the barley, and the first out of the Jews to be harvested are the 144,000 (second first fruits harvested).
 
The first fruits of the HEAD of the barley has already been presented (Christ). Christ is the HEAD, and we are the BODY. The head cannot be barley and the body something else. We are ONE with Christ in unity!
 
So, Christ is the HEAD FIRST FRUITS of the barley harvest, and the church is the BODY FIRST FRUITS of the barley harvest. The head has been presented, and the body is next...
 
So, the ONLY day the first fruits of the harvest is ALLOWED to be presented by the high priest (Jesus) in Heaven is during the Feast of Unleavened Bread on the Feast of First Fruits...
 
Which in 2011, would be the 4th day of the 7 days...because the morrow after the sabbath would be 4 days after the full moon of Passover in 2011!!!
 
This parallels the 4th of the 7 days of creation, when God separated light from darkness!!!WoW!!!
 
Hour?
It is the moment of SUNSET, because Paul's understanding of "twinkling of an eye" is the Jewish sunset, Jerusalem time..the same exact moment Jesus rose!
 
So, the rapture will occur (according to understand the type, parallels and revealing nature of God)..During the 7 day feast of Unleavened Bread, on the 4th day of First Fruits, during Sunset! April 23rd, 2011, around 11 Central Standard time! 12 EDT!
 
It's NOT a mystery in timing at all!
 
It's a total lie from Satan to get us NOT to watch.
 
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Only barley and wheat first fruits are "marked" and set apart and “Holy unto God” in the agricultural sense.
 
Only Church saints and the 144,000 of the twelve tribes are "sealed" and set apart for God's special purpose in the Spiritual sense.
 
Barley first fruits are always taken before wheat first fruits in the agricultural calendar.
 
Church age saints (barley FF) are taken first before the 144,000(wheat FF) are taken up at the middle of the tribulation! So...We are BARLEY for fact!
 
We have been "sealed" (by the Holy Spirit). We will be "gathered" (caught away)We will be "presented" (in heaven)The presentation of the First Fruits CAN ONLY happen on God's days, not normal days.
 
The day of the barley is the feast of First Fruits, when Christ (head of barley body) was presented on that day.
 
The (body of the barley) must also be taken and presented on same day.
 
See you all on First Fruits! It's clear in God's word!!!
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What God has shown us is just absolutely incredible, and leaves no other conclusion.
 
Jan Mikael (11 Feb 2011)
"to Ola Ilori: about the Light Phenomenon on the Temple Mountain in Jerusalem !"

 
 
So I agree with you in, that the Great Light could be a Warning from the Almighty God, remember it was not only an Jewish/Israeli altar, it was an altar for the only Living God, so the Almighty's name is very closely connected to it. And remember what the prophet's say again and again: God say: I will never give My Honour to other, - and - I will intervene because of My Holy Name says the Lord. - so ???
 


     

        Ola Ilori (8 Feb 2011)

        "CONNECTING THE DOTS:11192,
        ORB OF LIGHT, RESURRECTION/RAPTURE/FIRSTFRUITS"

            Hi Doves,

            Things are really beginning to come together!
             
            In 1988, Lisa had the following dream:

            "1 1 1 9 2

            That was it.. Just five numbers. Puzzled, I looked at the angel and asked him, “What are these numbers?” He answered me and said, “These numbers are a date.”

            When she asked,

            "A date for what?

            The angel vanished!"

            We now know for sure that 11192 is indeed the 29th of January 2011.

             11192 = 29111 = 29 /1/11 = 29th of January 2011
             
             The Jewish Calendar is 2 Months out.
             
            This means the 29th of January 2011 is actually the 24th Day of the 9th Month of Kislev!

            So did anything significant occur on the 29th of January 2011?

            Yes something did!
             
            On Saturday the 29th of January 2011, at 1:00 AM just after Midnight, an orb of light descended over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem!
             
           
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3386430/Holy-smoke-UFO-in-Jerusalem.html
             
             
            I believe this orb of light was an angel, sent by the Lord.
             
            For angels do have the ability to appear as orbs of light.
             
           
http://www.near-death.com/experiences/storm02.html
             
             
            The foundation of the Lord's Second Temple was completed, over 2,500 Years ago on the 24th of Kislev in the 9th Month of Jewish Year!
             
            "Consider now from this Day forward, from the twenty-fourth
             
            Day of the ninth Month, from the Day that the foundation of the
             
            Lord's Temple was laid - consider it...from this Day I will bless
             
            you.' " (Hag.2:18,19)

             
            I believe this angel came to bring a two-fold message to the Jews as well as to the Gentile Christians.

            The message to the Jews is obvious!

            I believe he was saying:

            "This is the location where the foundation of the Lord Second Temple was laid!

            "It will also be the foundation where the Lord's Third Temple will be laid!"

            The message to all Gentile believers is that the Lord Jesus Christ is the ONLY foundation we are to have in us.

             And that we have 112 Days, from the 29th of January [24th of Kislev] to the 20th of May [16th of Nisan] 2011, to take full responsibility for the material we use to build up the Lord's temple in us.

            For we read,

            "For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."

            "Now if anyone build on this foundation with gold [good deed from the love of God in us] silver [true doctrine], precious stones [knowledge of the Word],
             
            wood, hay, straw [head knowledge], each one's work will become clear; for the Day [first-fruits resurrection/rapture] will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is."
             
            "If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward."
             
            "If anyone's work is burned,  he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved [resurrected/raptured], yet so as through fire. (1Cor.3:11-15)
             
            The Lord as promised to bless us with gold, silver and precious stones, from 24th of Kislev.
             
            All we have to do is take time to examine the things we believe, in order to get rid of false teachings and embrace true doctrines.
             
            We also need to make sure we are rich in good works, our only motivation being that we want the love of Jesus to be evident in our lives.
             
            The beneficiaries of all our spiritual wealth should be all those the Lord has placed in our lives!
             
            If they are not benefiting, it's a clear indication we are using wood, hay and straw to build the Lord's temple.
             
            Many Christians fall into this category, they sit in pews week after week, always rushing from one conference to another.
             
            They tend to have loads of books by their favorite ministers.
             
            But when you take a closer look at their lives there is simply no fruit.
             
            They probably believe, in error, that all the activities mentioned above are the fruit - THEY ARE NOT!
             
            It's all going to be burnt up!!!
             
            They accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior 3, 5 maybe 10 Years ago, the foundation was indeed laid, and that was about it!
             
             
            The Lord can't even use them to reach members of their own family, because they've not learnt to build up themselves with the correct material.
             
            What is of value, and will remain, is our personal study of the Word with the sole aim of producing actions that reveal the Lord Jesus Christ to all those around us!
             
            To such a person the Lord will bless with precious stones [hidden knowledge], Silver [true doctrine] and gold [good deeds].
             
            And because all these things originate from Lord in the first place they cannot be consumed by His holy fire!
             
            The event of the 29th of January was not a hoax, neither was  it demonic as many were led to believe!
             
            Instead it proves the Jewish Calendar is indeed two Months off and the next Jewish Year will begin will begin on the 5th of May 2011.
             
            The correct Spring Feasts for 2011 are:
             
            1st Day of the Jewish New Year: 5th of May 2011 [1st of Nisan]
             
             Israel's 63rd Year of Independence: 14th of May 2011 [10th of Nisan]
             
            Passover: 18th May 2011 [14th of Nisan]

            1st Day of Unleavened Bread : 19th of May 2011 [15th of Nisan]
RAPTURE = week of MAY 19-26th  

            Day of First-fruits/Resurrection/Rapture: 20Th of May 2011 [16Th of Nisan]

            Ola.
 
EASTER RAPTURE PICTURED – MAY 2011 (TORAH CALENDAR)
 
There are many pictures in the scriptures that give us a glimpse of God's plan for His Church in the end days. In the book of Acts we see King Herod arresting Peter and James. King Herod kills James on the Jewish Passover feast day, and to his surprise, it pleases the people of the city.

Acts 12:1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. V.2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. V.3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

The days of unleavened bread came immediately after the sacred day of Passover.

Numbers 28:16 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the LORD. V.17 And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten. V.18 In the first day shall be an holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work therein.

Leviticus 23:5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord's passover. V.6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. V.7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. V.8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

With the success of killing James on the Passover, Herod planned to hold Peter till the Pagan holiday of "Feast of Ishtar," or as we know it, as Easter.

Acts 12:4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

In the Greek, the word for Passover is "Pascha." It is used 29 times in the New Testament, but the "Feast of Ishtar" Herod was referring to is also called "Pascha." In the Greek, the word "Pascha" is used for both Passover and the "Feast of Ishtar." The New Testament translators were not in error when they called "Pascha" Easter in this instance because the Passover had clearly come and gone. The King was looking forward to the next holiday, Easter, called by the same Greek word. This gives credence to the King James Bible as being correct. Many critics say there must be a mistake. This shows absolutely no mistakes.

Acts 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. V.6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

Peter was being kept in prison while he awaited his fate that would surely be death, as was for James. The church was praying to God for Peter's release, day and night, without ceasing. That is how prayer should be approached. It brings results. The two guards and the two chains give reference to the two days in God's time -- the two thousand days being two days in God's time for the church age. This is from the cross to the Rapture.
Acts 12:7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. V.8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. V.9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

This event will no doubt catch even the most faithful of God's people by surprise, even ones looking for that glorious hope Titus speaks of.

This is a perfect picture for us of the Rapture. The angel said,
"Arise up quickly." The angel "raised him up."

1Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the TWINKLING of an EYE, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

The angel said, Cast thy garment about thee.

Matthew 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a WEDDING GARMENT. V.12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a WEDDING GARMENT? And he was speechless.

As Peter leaves the confines of prison, we are told he passes through the first and second ward, and then the gate, or door, that leadeth into the city.

Acts 12:10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him. V.11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

Paul was led past two heavens as he was caught up to the City of God.

2 Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the THIRD HEAVEN.

The next thing Peter does is go to the house of Mary. This is what we will do at the Rapture. As we are taken from the confines of this world, we will be given new garments and brought to the mansion Jesus has prepared for us in heaven for the marriage of the Lamb to the Church.

John 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. V.3 And if I go and PREPARE a PLACE for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Acts 12:12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

As we are swept to the third heaven, we also will be met by our loved ones that have waited for us to come into the marriage. What time is it, folks? Is it almost Easter? Is Jesus going to meet us in the clouds soon? Do you have your garments ready? Have you been born again, washed in the blood? Don't be caught like the five virgins that were complacent in their faith and Jesus left them behind. Give your complete life to Christ now. It will be worth it all.

God bless,

Doyle Reno